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Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra is targeting Friday’s Grade II, $400,000-added La Troienne Stakes on the Kentucky Oaks (GI) undercard at Churchill Downs for her next start, majority owner Jess Jackson said by phone Saturday.
Dawn and Ike Thrash’s Hurricane Ike blew past favored Eightyfiveinafifty leaving the far turn to repulsed a late bid from Aikenite to win the 86th running of the $237,400 The Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial (GIII) by 2 ¾ lengths on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
Churchill Downs raises the curtain on Kentucky Derby Week and its 2010 Spring Meet on Saturday, April 24 with the revitalized $200,000-added The Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial (Grade III) set as the featured event on an 11-program kicks off what bids to be a memorable 42-day racing session that will includes four “Downs After Dark” night racing sessions under permanent lights and a compelling schedu
Stonestreet Stable and Harold McCormick’s Rachel Alexandra turned in a sizzling six-furlong workout on Monday at Churchill Downs as the reigning Horse of the Year displayed increasing sharpness as she nears a return to competition.
Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra worked a strong six furlongs on Monday in her second major training move since her return to her home base at Churchill Downs.
Graded Stakes Earnings Update: Line of David, Stately Victor Surprise to Earning Way Into Derby Field
The top two finishers in Saturday’s Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (Line of David and Paddy O’Prado) and Arkansas Derby (Stately Victor and Super Saver) are now positioned within the Top 20 of the Graded Stakes Earnings list that determines the prospective field for Kentucky Derby 136 on Saturday, May 1 at Churchill Downs.
Got pink? Churchill Downs and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, are issuing the people of Louisville a challenge to “Get Your Pink On!” each Friday leading up to the 136th running of the Kentucky Oaks to honor breast cancer survivors.
Assuming those already firmly positioned within the Top 20 Graded Stakes Earnings list perform well in prep races on April 3, 10 and 17 and exit those races in good order, it’s conceivable that it could take as much as $200,000 in graded stakes earnings to crack the Kentucky Derby 136 field on the first Saturday in May.
Churchill Downs will shift simulcast wagering operations to its Trackside Louisville facility at 4520 Poplar Level Road starting Wednesday for the month-long lead-up to Kentucky Derby 136. The necessary annual move is done to minimize inconvenience for customers as track officials prepare the landmark Louisville racetrack for hosting the typical Derby Day crowd of about 150,000.
Like nurturing a champion thoroughbred, the art of crafting fine bourbon whiskey takes time, patience and attention to detail.
While “March Madness” is heating up, the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” is also well underway, and Churchill Downs has arranged a fun way for fans of both basketball and horse racing to keep tabs on each sport by partnering with PRIME Lounge, one of Louisville’s newest and upscale nightclubs, to host a trio of viewing parties for NBC Universal’s upcoming broadcasts of the “Road to the Kentucky De
Like every prolific sporting championship, the Kentucky Derby® is the culmination of months – even years – of preparation, determination and the heart-felt desire to win America’s greatest race for horses. For many, the chance to compete in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and not making the cut means saying goodbye to a dream.
Churchill Downs has partnered with PRIME Lounge, one of Louisville’s newest and upscale nightclubs, to host a trio of viewing parties for NBC Sports’ upcoming broadcasts of the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series.
Fans of the Kentucky Derby who can’t make it to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May can win a Toshiba flat screen television and fully catered party for 20 by participating in the free “Bring the Derby Home!” sweepstakes at www.KentuckyDerbyParty.com.
Sports fans and entertainment seekers with thoughts of attending this year’s Kentucky Derby could get a chance to purchase general admission tickets for a discounted price if promising colt Super Saver wins his next start on Saturday.
The final day to nominate a breast cancer survivor to march in this year’s Survivors Parade on Kentucky Oaks Day at Churchill Downs is Thursday (March 11) at midnight ET.
Churchill Downs Incorporated chief operating officer Bill Carstenjen will be the featured subject Sunday night on CBS’s hit reality series “Undercover Boss” at 9 p.m. ET. In turn, Churchill Downs will host an “Undercover Boss” viewing party for its employees to watch the show at the world-famous home of the Kentucky Derby.
TIME TO ‘THINK PINK’ AS KENTUCKY OAKS, SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE® RENEW PARTNERSHIP -- Churchill Downs and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world's largest breast cancer organization, officially renewed their partnership on Wednesday, Feb. 17, to raise funds to aid in breast cancer awareness and research during Kentucky Oaks Day, Friday, April 30.
Kentucky Derby 136 Update for Feb. 19: Stars Turn Out for Major Preps in Florida, Louisiana and Arkansas
FLORIDA / BUDDY’S SAINT MAKES 2010 BOW IN FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH – An important weekend of preps for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) offers opportunities to view intriguing contenders in several locations, but few of those 3-year-olds will attract more scrutiny than Buddy’s Saint.
Continuing a commitment to new Kentucky Oaks Day traditions established a year ago, Churchill Downs Racetrack, the home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby® and Kentucky Oaks®, and Susan G.